|Reviewed by Isabella Koldras
"Beauty in the eye of beholder".
Wonderful poem to demonstrate and appreciate the freedom
of having your own sailboat and be able to sample the real life,
on board adventure and power of the nature at the open sea.
Thank you, Pat, for changing my perception of beauty
in the barnacles,....they are definitely more than coarse
living structure, glued to the polished body of boat.
With warm regards Isabella.
|Reviewed by Amor Sabor
|Excellent depiction in these lines...I can almost taste the saltiness of the sea in this|
|Reviewed by Diana Legun
|Marvelous juxtaposition of stillness and motion. I like Ronald Hull's comment very much, because he takes this beyond literal, and this feels very much beyond literal. Beautiful writing, Pat. ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|You love boats and savor your poetry of them
as this gem of a scribe describes.....Peace and love be with you
|Reviewed by Dark Knight
|I love the sea and ships that sail the ocean blue and this poem is a beauty from one as gifted as you|
|Reviewed by John Domino
|I feel the wind and the saltof the sea. Oh how I long to be with thee. Nice poetry!|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I sense an allegory about the daughter or son leaving home. But then it could really be a magnificent sailboat that you have admired, only to leave and leave only the barnacles behind.
|Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Sea and harbor one with beauty to seek.
Splendid writing harbored theron from your pen.
Lady Mary Ann
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Pat, Very descriptive words of your sailboat and I believe one of your best poems.
|Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
|So much in sync with life!
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
|what a scene of the entire port of berth
|Reviewed by K H
|Love this! Shows perspective and how people can see beauty in different things that others may not. Lovely. (I am back after a long hiatus - good to see you on here.)|
|Reviewed by Janna Hill
|A lovely image you have created for the dreaded detested barnacle.|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|When we were younger, my friends and I used to use scuba tanks to go under boats and clean the barnacles off...made ten bucks a boat...not bad for 12 & 13 year olds in the mid 60's...thanks for a memory...e
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|I long played along the shores of Maine down to Rhode Island and marveled at barnacles and their beauty. Some do not see this nor the designs left by them. I'm glad you do.
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|Nice job, Pat, I could feel the water splashing up on the dock and the wind gently rolling...You paint a vivid picture in words.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Quite a scene you have portrayed here, Pat. I worked many years offshore and you painted that dock scene/wharf perfectly. Nice write . . .|